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Richard Micheaux Travel and Hospital Fund

Organized by: Sarah Corey

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THE STORY:

Richard Micheaux, a 93-year-old beloved father and WWII veteran, went missing on July 1 in Hamilton Heights.  He left the apartment where he's lived with his wife for 50 years--across the hall from a friend of mine--to get coffee, and never came back.  His friends and family were frantic with worry.  Then on July 6, he was discovered at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas.  How he got there exactly is a mystery, though there were overdrawn savings accounts and credit cards, which were very out of character.  Now his son Gregg, a 41-year-old chaffeur, needs to get him home.  He also needs to get him to the doctor.  But Richards is still in Vegas and Gregg is still in New York City-- because they can't afford the plane tickets.  This is a working class family that is adored in their neighborhood of Hamilton Heights.  A quick internet search showed last minute airfare from NYC to Las Vegas averaging between $500-$700 each way.  Gregg loses money and work for every day he is away.  There are hospital bills to be covered in Las Vegas, overdraft fees in NYC, and the very real possibility that Richard will be facing an Alzheimer's diagnosis and the exorbitant medical expenses that come along with it.  It's a wonderfully happy ending to an extremely stressful week that Richard has been located safe and sound.  But it's only the beginning of the next chapter--and we still need to get Gregg to Vegas and both of them home.  If you have any money to spare, consider helping this wonderful family.  Here's the full story:  http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/uptown/wwii-vet-missing-manhattan-shows-las-vegas-article-1.1858277

$1,315

 

66% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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  • Sarah Corey

    $10

  • a.d. miles

    $10

  • Aya Yamamoto

    $25

  • Kirstie Bingham

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Kate Powers & Ted Kusio

    $100

  • The Rogers, for all dads

    $25

  • Karen Rich

    $10

  • Kat Monaghan

    $20

  • Jonathan, Michele, Wylde and Kye

    $100

  • Charles Kaiser

     

  • Carson Kreitzer

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Mike Robinson

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Texas Zubiller

    $10

  • Barbara and Carl Corey

    $100

  • Janet Nelson

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $240

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Apt 53

    $25

  • Nora

    $10

  • Jessica Mayer

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anna Smith

    $40

  • Katie Diamond

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $10

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Organized by

Sarah Corey

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

Katie Diamond

Katie Diamond

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Anna Smith

Anna Smith

DONATION: $40

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Jessica Mayer

Jessica Mayer

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Nora

Nora

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Apt 53

Apt 53

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $240

Praying and have faith that the money will be raised. 4 years ago

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